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Russia's VTB eyes stake in grain trader Mirogroup: sources

09 Jun 2019

MOSCOW Russian state-controlled bank VTB, which has been actively buying grain export infrastructure assets, is preparing to buy a stake in major local grain trader Mirogroup, a source familiar with the talks and a grain industry source said.

UPDATE 1-Russia's VTB eyes stake in grain trader Mirogroup - sources

08 Jun 2019

MOSCOW, June 8 Russian state-controlled bank VTB , which has been actively buying grain export infrastructure assets, is preparing to buy a stake in major local grain trader Mirogroup, a source familiar with the talks and a grain industry source said.

DP World wants to operate ports along Russia's northern sea route

07 Jun 2019

ST PETERSBURG, June 7 DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, wants to run ports that Russia plans to build along the northern sea route in the Arctic to shorten shipping times between the east and west, its chief executive told Reuters.

Russia's Aeroflot scales back Superjet flights after fatal crash

03 Jun 2019

MOSCOW Russian airline Aeroflot has scaled back the number of Sukhoi Superjet 100 flights it operates after one of its planes made a crash-landing last month, killing 41 people, according to data provided by a flight tracking website.

Russia removed 2 million tonnes of tainted Druzhba oil using rail, sea, storage: sources

24 May 2019

MOSCOW Russia is using rail, storage tanks and ships to remove contaminated oil from an export pipeline, and has so far extracted around 2 million tonnes of the tainted oil - or over a third of volumes hit, industry sources and data showed.

Russian airport fire crews mobilised a minute after jet crash-landed

08 May 2019

MOSCOW, May 8 Staff at a Moscow airport scrambled fire crews one minute after a malfunctioning passenger jet crash-landed on Sunday, raising questions among some senior Russian aviation industry figures about whether the staff acted quickly enough.

Russia says it won't ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing

06 May 2019

MOSCOW Russia sees no reason to ground its domestically produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country's transport minister said on Monday.

Sheremetyevo airport's co-owners may sell 30 percent stake

23 Apr 2019

MOSCOW Private shareholders in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport may sell a 30 percent stake to raise money for a potential purchase of Russia's 30.5 percent holding at a later date, the chairman of Sheremetyevo's board Alexander Ponomarenko told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Russia's Deripaska ready to give up control of van maker as sanctions bite

17 Apr 2019

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, April 17 Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska said he was ready to give up control of GAZ after sanctions against the van maker began to bite and as Western partners, such as Germany's Daimler , stopped doing business with the company.

Russia's Deripaska ready to give up control of van maker GAZ as sanctions bite

16 Apr 2019

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Germany's Daimler and some others have stopped dealing with sanctions-hit van maker GAZ, controlled by Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, he told reporters, adding he was ready to give up control of the company.

World News

Trump plays down Iranian shooting of U.S. surveillance drone

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely controlled aircraft had been piloted.